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If you enjoy steep chutes, light-speed tree runs and backcountry cold smoke, look to the Hovercraft Split for nimble maneuverability and high speed stability no matter where your adventures take you. Read more..
The Jones Hovercraft Splitboard is finely crafted with a directional rocker profile for massive float and a stiff, mild swallow tail to keep things under control when the snow firms up, while the Inner and outer Magne-Traction provides grip on the way up and down. With its short-n-wide design and blunted nose, the Jones Hovercraft Splitboard was built for going deep in search of awesome terrain.
Directional Rocker – A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and camber between the bindings. The rockered tip floats the board's nose and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
Blunt Nose – "How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow more than an inch deep is dictated by it's front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow coming out from behind the tip means you are plowing through it which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer nose without the 'snow plow' rounded tip and it's extra swing weight." - Jeremy Jones
Progressive Sidecut – At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the sidecut radius towards the contact point delivers smoother turn initiation and exit as the edge tracks in and out of the snow with a less abrupt transition.
Classic Core – Full wood premium Slovenian poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.
Biax Fiberglass – A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.
Stainless Steel Reinforcement – Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
Recycled ABS Sidewalls – ABS plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. We improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic.
Sintered 7000 Base – Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.
Inner and Outer Mellow Magne-Traction – Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Magne-Traction improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board. "Magne-Traction is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Magne-Traction is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker." - Jeremy Jones
Oversized Recycled Edges – All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Bamboo Veneer Topsheet – A thin wood veneer layer offers even flex and sucks up chatter from uneven snow conditions.
Quick Tension Tail – All Jones splitboards (except Discovery Split) now feature a notch cut into the tail of both skis that allows the Quick Tension Tail Clip fastener to simply slide into the notch and secure the skin.